Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

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Cool nights are all about curling up on the sofa with a hot drink and a chocolaty treat while hiding from the cold. These cream cheese chocolate chip cookies are sure to keep your spirits high through the coldest of nights.

For even more chocolaty treats this year, why not try making Easy Chocolate Truffles or  Oreo Chocolate Pudding Cookies?

Cream Cheese Chocolate chip cookies on the counter

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chocolate chip cookies are the perfect evening snack, especially when it’s cold outside and you are in the mood for something warming. While simple chocolate chip cookies are delicious and never fail to please, with just a few extra ingredients, you can take your cookies to the next level.

These cream cheese chocolate chip cookies add a slight tang to the much-loved traditional cookie recipe and are sure to be a hit this winter. Everyone needs a little bit of warming, so why not get it from some tasty cookies?

Cream Cheese Chocolate chip cookies ingredients

Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies Ingredients

Make sure you look at the recipe card at the very bottom for the exact amounts so that you know exactly what to buy for this recipe.

• Flour

• Baking soda

• Salt

• Butter

• Granulated sugar

• Brown sugar

• Egg

• Cream cheese

• Vanilla

• Chocolate chips

Cream Cheese Chocolate chip cookies ingredients in a bowl

How To Make Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

• Beat together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and cream cheese

• Add the egg and vanilla and mix together

• Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl

• Add to the wet ingredients, mixing slowly after each addition

• Mix in the chocolate chips

• Measure out the cookie batter using a tablespoon onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet

• Bake at 350 Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, or until the edges are browned and baked

• Remove and cool

Cream Cheese Chocolate chip cookies on a tea towel

How To Vary Up The Texture Of Your Cookies To Make Them Perfect

Everyone has their own preference when it comes to the texture of cookies. While some people like their cookies to be thin and crisp, others prefer a thick, chunky cookie that is almost cake-like in texture.

With these cream cheese Chocolate chip cookies, you can easily adjust their texture to suit your preference and get them just right.

For a thin cookie that has a snap to it, you are going to want to use melted butter, rather than regular softened butter, as well as up the ratio of white sugar to brown sugar just a little bit.

In order to achieve a much thicker, cake-like cookie, you need to up the flour by a small amount, maybe a 1/3rd to a ¼ of a cup, to get a more cakey texture.

Of course, you do not have to go to either of these extremes. You can instead aim for something in the middle, a cookie that has a bite to it but still manages to retain a softer inside. Just make sure that you are under baking them just a little for the perfect texture.

Cream Cheese Chocolate chip cookies on cooling rack

What Chocolate Chips Should You Use?

If you are going for a very traditional chocolate chip cookie, then milk chocolate chips will not disappoint. However, if you want to try something a little different, why not play around with different chips to vary up the taste of these cookies.

Using dark chocolate chips will give the cookies a much deeper and richer taste. Dark chocolate works especially well if you really want a cookie that encapsulates that wintery feel.

Alternatively, you could try the opposite and use white chocolate chips, which will give your cookies a much sweeter taste. White chocolate also pairs great with the cream cheese in the cookies adding to the smoothness that the cream cheese gives the cookies.

If you really want to get creative, you can try combining different chips in various ratios. For example, you could combine milk and dark chocolate chips for a more varied flavor profile.

You can also try using different size chips in your cream cheese cookies to change the mouthfeel of the cookies.

Smaller chips will melt much easier, resulting in chocolate that weaves through the cookies. Larger chips will hold their shape more while baking giving you concentrated areas of chocolate and other areas without.

Larger chips are great if you want to retain the feel of biting into chocolate rather than them blending one with the dough.

Looking for more delicious chocolate Cookie recipes? Try these out:

Double Chocolate Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Double Chocolate Pumpkin Cookies

Cheesecake Filled White Chocolate Red Velvet Cookies

Happy Cooking



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Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cream Cheese Chocolate chip cookies are the perfect evening snack, especially when it's cool outside and these never fail to please.
5 from 7 votes
Cream Cheese Chocolate chip cookies on a tea towel
Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10 minutes
Karlynn Johnston


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 8 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 cups chocolate chips


  • Pre-heat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Beat together the butter,white sugar, brown sugar, and cream cheese.
  • Add the egg and vanilla, mix well.
  • Whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl. Add to the wet ingredients slowly, mixing well after each addition.
  • Mix in the chocolate chips.
  • Using a standard cookie scoop or a tablespoonful, drop dough onto parchment lined cookie sheets. Bake at 350 for 9-11 minutes until the edges are browned and baked. Remove and cool on cookie sheets.
  • The secret to these is to make sure you underbake them slightly.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 159kcal, Carbohydrates: 21g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 19mg, Sodium: 147mg, Potassium: 24mg, Sugar: 15g, Vitamin A: 190IU, Vitamin C: 0.1mg, Calcium: 24mg, Iron: 0.6mg

All calories and info are based on a third party calculator and are only an estimate. Actual nutritional info will vary with brands used, your measuring methods, portion sizes and more.

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  1. Debi Stramaglio says

    These look amazing, I am wondering if some finely chopped pecans or walnuts could be added with out ruining the flavor profile?5 stars

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